The latest designs from Payal New York combine these celestial themes with rare craftsmanship, including a burnished silver technique known only to a handful of master craftsmen in the world. A dark finish reminiscent of the night sky is featured on a selection of constellation cuffs and rings, studded with diamonds and yellow gold connectors in a range of personalised zodiac signs.
Constellation cuff, Dhs 95,485, Payal New York for Moda Operandi
This atmospheric effect is also interpreted in the Starburst jewels, which instead uses lightly constructed 18-karat gold blackened with rhodium. Glittering diamonds and gemstone accents seemingly float in the night sky, embellished by their yellow gold surrounding mounts.
Starburst Hoop earrings, Dhs 68,750, Payal New York for Moda Operandi
Speaking about the collection’s influence, brand founder Payal Mehta says, ”Whenever I need inspiration, I just look up. Stars are the jewels of the sky. They represent magic, mystery, and in the case of zodiac constellations, we see ourselves in them.”
Round Capricorn Consellation ring, Dhs 24,825, Payal New York for Moda Operandi
It’s been a busy time for the fine jewellery designer, who is based in both Dubai and New York and is quickly garnering an international following. Just a few days ago Payal’s designs shone as the official jeweller for Le Bal des Débutantes, the annual debutante couture ball in Paris. Today it is recognised as a world leading society event and Payal was both the first independent and first female jeweller to partner with Le Bal.
The latest jewels by Payal are available at Moda Operandi until 23 December. With their unique designs and dazzling handpicked gems, it’s time to write our festive wish list.